Smart Six

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Traditional houses and windmill by night, Santorini island sunset
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 1446

This package includes an itinerary ideally suited for those looking to discover Greece’s beautiful landscape while immersing themselves in the country's history. Your journey begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Greece which juxtaposes modern urban architecture with monuments from days long past. The half day tour will give you the opportunity to visit the marvel that is Acropolis, an ancient temple perched splendidly above the city. Your exploration continues with an amazing 4 day cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey.

First stop is Mykonos, an island encompassing the Cycladic spirit with whitewashed houses and windmills. The nightlife alone is a source of attraction for visitors from all round the globe. You will then be transported to Kusadasi, one of Turkey's principle holiday resorts and make an excursion to ancient Ephesus. The comes Patmos, a place of incredible religious importance due to the years John the Revelator spend on the island. Continuing south, you reach Rhodes, the place of the strong contrasts between medieval monuments and traditional elements and lacy beaches next to pine covered mountains. Next stop is Heraklion, the largest city in Crete, where you can experience the traditional Cretan lifestyle, the indescribable delicacies found only on the island and the warm hospitality of the locals. The final stop of your cruise before returning to Athens is Santorni, the most popular island in all of Greece. From its wineries, to the volcanic caldera and the golden sunset, Santorini has a million reasons to become a must-see destination for every traveler. 


Package starting day: Every Saturday (April - October) from Athens

  • 2 nights accommodation in Athens at the 3-star hotel Philippos or similar
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santorini at the 4-star hotel Andromeda (superior room) or similar
  • 4 day cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises (inside cabin cat. IA on Celestyal Olympia) including 2 shore excursions and beverage package
  • Last night accommodation in Athens at the 5-star hotel Athens Plaza or similar
  • Athens half day city tour including the Acropolis Museum
  • Entrance fees during guided tours
  • Ferry boat tickets (A’ class) or High-speed boat tickets (economy class) Santorini-Piraeus
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Free travel insurance
  • VAT for all services

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa expenses
  • Port taxes
  • Cruise supplement due to seasonality
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)

*Optional private City Tour or upgrade to Cabin Category at additional cost.

  • Saturday – Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on cruise and visit Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our minibus or taxi driver to embark on your cruise ship. Afternoon Free on Mykonos island.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call today is  the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with Medieval Tour-Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be the island of Crete with the Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization. Then on to the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Disembarkation in Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini you have a transfer to your selected hotel.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Friday & Saturday – Santorini
    Days free on this enchanting island to enjoy its breathtaking views, sizzling black sandy beaches and dazzling sunsets.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Sunday – Return to Athens
    Transfer to the port for the boat back to Athens. On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred from the port to your selected hotel in Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your departure flight.   
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Saturday – Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on cruise and visit Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our minibus or taxi driver to embark on your cruise ship. Afternoon Free on Mykonos island.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call today is  the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with Medieval Tour-Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be the island of Crete with the Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization. Then on to the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Disembarkation in Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini you have a transfer to your selected hotel.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Friday & Saturday – Santorini
    Days free on this enchanting island to enjoy its breathtaking views, sizzling black sandy beaches and dazzling sunsets.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Sunday – Return to Athens
    Transfer to the port for the boat back to Athens. On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred from the port to your selected hotel in Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your departure flight.   
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Cruise itineraries are subject to change or to be cancelled by the shipping company with or without prior notice.
  • The shipping company reserves the right to substitute the cruise vessel with a similar one & also to amend the departure/arrival port at any time with or without prior notice
  • In Mykonos, Patmos, and Santorini disembarkation will be implemented by tender boats, as long as the weather permits it.
  • You are kindly requested to check with your Embassy/Consulate whether you need to obtain a multiple-entry Schengen visa for the above cruise itinerary, depending on your country of origin.
  • Please make sure your identification cards, passports and multiple entry Schengen visas are valid and up to date.

Seasons 2019:

  • Low Season March 18-April 29 & November 04-11
  • Medium Season May 06-August 26 & October 07-28
  • High Season September 02-30

Cabins available at the Celestyal Olympia:

  • Interiors: IA, IB, IC
  • Exteriors: XA, XB, XC
  • Suites: Junior Suite (SJ), Suite with Balcony (SB) and Large Suite (SG)